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Farmer with Heart Transplant Retires: Selling 1999 JD 7210 with 127 Hours

chris sandler 05/22/2012 @ 10:26am Just a guy who lives in Maine, has friends, has family, and has a good time.

This 1999 John Deere 7210 tractor with only 127 actual hours on it will be sold on a May 28, 2012 farm retirement auction in Chamois, MO.

Every tractor has a story behind it.

Quite a tale behind the 1999 John Deere 7210 tractor up for sale on a Chamois, MO farm retirement auction this Monday, Memorial Day, May 28, 2012. This tractor only has 127 actual hours on it! 13 years old and hardly used at all. I posted a note about this tractor and auction on my Machinery Pete Facebook page early last week and a few folks posted back wondering…

Why the super low hours? Can that really be correct?

Like I said, every tractor has a story behind it. I got the scoop on this 1999 JD 7210 tractor with 127 hours from the owner, Dale Cramer. Dale posted a note on my Facebook page and filled in the story on the tractor:

“I am the guy that owns the 1999 7210 JD with 127 actual hours, so let me explain the situation. My brother (Kenneth) and I were partners in a farming operation. I became ill and received a heart transplant in 1997. My brother continued farming and he wanted to trade in an older model JD tracor and loader for this new one. We trader with Steve Bockting of what was then L&S Equipment in Hermann, MO. Shortly after that Kenneth became ill and wasn’t able to carry on by himself, so our operation was rented out, hence we didn’t use the machinery anymore. We did liquidate the bigger tractor, combine and other smaller equipment, but kept the remaining equipment. Kenneth passed away last July and that is why I am having this sale.”

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